The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission recently approved applications by several new ethnic broadcasters for a broadcast license.
The CRTC has licensed a half a dozen new outlets, and received several more applications for ethnic, third-language television channels, radio stations and specialty services across the country.
Arabic, German, Korean, Turkish, Romanin, Punjabi, Polish and Spanish are among the language-communities to be served by the new broadcast undertakings.
Hmm, wonder if there will be any new Ukrainian programs?
At least 90% of the channel's programming must be in the approved third language; the other ten per cent can be in either of the country's Offical Languages.
You'd think English-speaking Canadians might be interested in programming about the ethnic groups that make up our diverse society. Apparently the CRTC (still) thinks not.
Read the article here.